Aleksandr Pikus, Mark Tsyvin, Maksim Vernik, Denis Satyr and Malvina Yablonskaya are charged with funneling more than $38 million worth of reimbursements on the $86 million in bills through several New York shell companies that purported to provide consulting, marketing and advertising services.
Between 2008 and 2016, the alleged scammers referred customers to medical clinics in exchange for illegal kickbacks, according to papers filed in federal court.
Some of the clinics were run by co-conspirators Oleg Dron, a licensed occupational therapist, and Eduard Noykhovich, a licensed physical therapist, the feds charge.
The group also gave cash to Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries to subject themselves to unnecessary medical services, the feds allege.
Feds bust five in $86M scam of Medicare and Medicaid
By Reuven Fenton, Yijun Wang and Lia Eustachewich
New York Post
June 20, 2016 | 11:04pm